Skip to main contentSkip to footer
Digital Cover royalty

Charles Spencer shares impeccable photo of Princess Diana's resting place

The Ninth Earl Spencer lives with his wife, Lady Karen Spencer in Northamptonshire

23 April 2024
Share this:

Charles Spencer took to social media with an impeccable photo of Princess Diana's final resting place on Tuesday.

The Ninth Earl Spencer, 59, shared the image on X, formerly known as Twitter. The beautiful shot captured the Oval lake on the grounds of the Althorp Estate, which features a small island where the late Princess of Wales was laid to rest.

View post on Twitter

The image saw the location glittering in the sunshine beneath a bright blue spring sky. "Dappled light on the Oval lake and its island at ⁦@AlthorpHouse -⁩ first thing this morning," he wrote alongside the image. 

The photo couldn't have been a more idyllic depiction of springtime, with a large flock of ducks surrounding the island, swimming in the sunshine. 

What also couldn't go unnoticed was the impeccable greenery surrounding the body of water. The grass was immaculately trimmed before a row of reeds. As for the island, the verdant array of trees, bushes and white spring flowers looked breathtaking under the sunlight. 

An aerial view of the burial site of Diana, Princess of Wales on the Round Oval lake © David Goddard
A birds eye view of the Oval lake and island

Diana lived at the sprawling country estate from the age of 14. Charles often shares updates from the grounds of his beautiful home alongside his wife, Lady Karen Spencer, who has been documenting several renovations that are underway. 

On Saturday, the Earl shared a glorious springtime snap, but this time it was of a rarely-seen area of the grounds - the stables.

View post on Twitter

He wrote: "The Stables at ⁦@AlthorpHouse⁩ this beautiful, cold, spring morning." The decadent building looks more like an annexe rather than stables, featuring a grand four-pillared entrance.

As well as sharing beautiful photos and videos from his family home, Charles has been sharing news of his new book, A Very Private School, in recent weeks. 

The memoir made headlines last month when it was released due to the Earl's incredibly brave depiction of his time at Maidwell Prep School, where he revealed he was abused. 

Talking about the book, he said: "It took me 4 years to write, after many interviews and conversations with my schoolmates from way back in the 1970s, and after reading my letters home, my diaries, and my school reports from the time."

Listen: A Right Royal Scoop


Princess Kate wearing black and white polka dots and a hat

If you are reading this, the chances are you are obsessed with all things royalty – which is just as well because so are we! So obsessed, in fact, we’ve launched a club solely dedicated to covering them. So welcome to The HELLO! Royal Club. We would love you to join us there…

What is it?

Interactive community offering behind-the-scenes access, exclusive royal interviews, unmissable royal insights, and an illustrious royal Inner Circle.

Member benefits

  • Two weekly newsletters, one from Emily Nash
  • Video posts and audio notes from Emily Nash and the HELLO! Royal team
  • Access to our royal community and opportunity to interact with club writers and members
  • Participate in polls, comments and discussion threads
  • Royal-themed puzzles with a weekly prize to be won
  • Access to our Ask Me Anything sessions with our journalists
  • Invitations to in-person and virtual events
  • A subscription to the digital edition of HELLO! Magazine (Worth £82 annually)*
  • Future ‘Inner Circle’ benefits

By royal decree

You are royally invited to join The HELLO! Royal Club – and then to go forth and spread the word to your fellow royal fans. See you in the club!

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

More Royalty

See more